Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Queen Melissa


Making The Moon Prince requires thousands upon thousands of reference photos. Here's one of Queen Mathilde being posed by Max and Molly's mom, Melissa.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rough Pearl Page 3





















This week, Adam gets turned-on.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Moon Prince Page 88: She's Gonna Crash!





















This week: Spectacular action abounds!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sugar for The Moon Prince


Los Angeles based art critic Doug Harvey had some kind words for the Moon Prince in the latest issue of Artillery Magazine, calling it "one of my favorite current comic-reading pleasures." 


He also gave a shout-out to Fantastic Life, calling it a "slacker druggie zombiefest with the best-rendered fictional art school ever."

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rough Pearl page 2





















Here's the second not-yet-inked-or-colored page from my new story, The Rough Pearl.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Moon Prince Page 87: Where There's Smoke...





















This week, ALIENS! No kidding!!!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grandpa Fraser

























Since the last couple of pages of The Moon Prince have featured a young girl (Molly, of course) standing guard with a rifle, I thought it might be interesting to post an old, old picture of my grandfather (the real Max and Molly's great-grandfather), William Fraser.

This photo was taken around 1902, and shows Bill with his pet black bear (really!) and a toy gun. I believe at the time he was living near Keewatin (a Cree Indian word which means "Blizzard of the North"), Canada.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Rough Pearl, Page 1





















Here's the first page to The Rough Pearl, the sequel to Fantastic Life. I'll be posting new pages every Monday.

 (As I mentioned previously, you'll notice it's not very polished, due to time constraints - so please bear with me!)

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Moon Prince Page 86: A Solemn Moment





















This week, Mad Billy is laid to rest.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

pood No More

There's an excellent post over on Geoff Grogan's Look Out Monsters blog announcing the end of our giant format newsprint comix project pood. Pood made it to four issues (which seems to be the magic number for anthologies I co-publish, see: Blurred Vision) and, while it would have been nice to keep it going forever, we had to recognize that these are dark days for comix on paper.

I'd just like to say thanks to all the artists involved (there were so many I'm afraid to try and list them in case I miss someone!) to Alex for all his tireless efforts and to Geoff for letting me be part of the trip.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fantastic Life in Diamond Previews This Week

























My graphic novel Fantastic Life (which won a Xeric Award and was included in The Best American Comics 2011) is in the November 11 issue of Diamond Distribution's Previews catalog, so if you'd like to see it in your comic shop now's the time!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Super Love People, Page Fifteen





















This week: the enigmatic conclusion to Super Love People.

Next Monday: Page one of the Fantastic Life sequel!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Moon Prince Page 85: Ten or Fifteen Small Steps





















This week: Ten or fifteen small steps for a boy, one giant leap if he doesn't use the ladder!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

USA Today Reviews BAC 2011

Hey, I got singled out (Along with Joe Sacco, Kate Beaton, and Joey Sayers) in USA Today's review of Best American Comics. It's here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ghost Puppets






















Happy belated Hallowe'en!

This is an illustration I did back in the early 90's when I used to art direct for the Crash Test Dummies. It's a pen and ink drawing of two ghost puppets we had built for a rock video I wrote and co-directed for their song "The Ghosts That Haunt Me" (if you're curious, you can see the video here).

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